About Ebbsfleet Garden City Trust

Ebbsfleet Garden City Trust (EGCT) has been set up to be the charitable legacy and stewardship organisation when Ebbsfleet Development Corporation EDC) completes its work.

Over the next few years, there will be a considerable number of new parks and community buildings created in the Garden City to meet local community needs. It will be vital that these are all managed to ensure that they can be used by local residents and community groups, and are maintained to high standards for generations to come. That is the role of EGCT.

The potential roles and responsibilities for EGCT are set out below:

About the Trustees

EGCT  has a newly appointed board of trustees, representing a cross section of stakeholders. There are two representatives from EDC, two residents of the Garden City, two elected members (one from each of Dartford and Gravesham Borough Councils),  a Community/Voluntary/Faith sector representative, and one from a Housing Association.  Two local Business representatives will be added in the new year. All trustees are volunteers.

As EGCT’s operations expand, and it starts to manage the land and buildings, further community and stakeholder representatives will be invited to join a Guardianship Group. This group will be made up of people from schools, residents, businesses, VCF, house builders, local authorities etc… , and they will oversee and monitor the work of the EGCT  by providing their advice to the board. This will be to ensure there is a good cross section of voices heard by the Board, to inform their decisions. More information on the Guardianship group will follow.

Potential Responsibilities of the Trust

Ebbsfleet Garden City Trust

Strategic Assets

• City Parks
• Green Corridors
• Gateway Sites
• Sports Facilities
• Community Centres
• Allotments

Neighbourhood Assets

• Public Realm
• Local Parks
• Play Areas


• Community Events
• Arts and Culture
• Community Development
• Work Skills
• Economic Development
• Community Cohesion

Community Gardening and Allotments in Ebbsfleet

As part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City’s aim to create a healthy living environment for residents, community gardens and allotments are being made available.  Allotment applications must be submitted by 5 May.

Ebbsfleet Garden City Trust Community Fund

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